Health and Wellbeing in the workplace means improved job satisfaction; increased efficiency and productivity.
We support businesses to support their employees in maintaining and promoting their health, safety and productivity as well as ensuring that they meet legal requirements.
We provide ergonomic assessment services, workplace physiotherapy, manual handling training and risk assessment as well as a range of health promotional activities and lectures/seminars that are fully flexible and can be tailored to individual client requirements.
We also work alongside Occupational Health nurses and Doctors based at the Fleet Street Clinic in London, so are able to offer a wide range of services, beyond our own levels of expertise and competence and therefore an end to end solution for our clients.
In this current time, many of us have been thrust into a home working situation, the end of which is not forthcoming and it is highly likely that many companies will ask there staff to work from home either full time or on a part time basis, permanently. Others: sole traders, company directors and the like, may have decided to work from home for the forseeable future in order to protect themselves and their families.
Initially, the benefits of working from home may have seemed obvious - flexibility of working hours; time spent with the family; more time for exercise and outdoor opportunities. However, the long term reality of working from home - distractions; work time encroaching on home time and, of course, the ergonomics of the desk, chair and computer set up, will likely have caused some challenges.
At Zoinomics we have launched a remote assessment process, carried out by our Ergonomics Director, Antony Hylton, to help you to evaluate the ergonomics of your workstation and discuss improvements, many of which are often low cost/no cost.
Antony is a Chartered Physiotherapist of 20 years and has worked in a variety of settings, treating necks, backs and various other physical ailments. He also has almost 10 years of experience working in the field of office ergonomics and has a wide knowledge base as it relates to the conditions that afflict those that are mostly desk based in their jobs and the products and furniture that can help improve comfort and reduce risk of injury. See here for more information and/or to book an assessment
Looking for somewhere to buy good quality furniture. Zoinomics has partnered with furniture supplier, SOHO to offer a hand-picked, selection of contemporary, ergonomic chairs that will keep you comfortable and will look great in the office and in the home. They also offer a number of desks, including height adjustable options, and ergonomic devices, such as laptop stands, mice and keyboards to keep you healthy at work.
Our director, Antony Hylton will also commence a seating clinic at the SOHO office/showroom in Ashford in Kent, from October 2020, offering free advice on all things office ergonomics.
See www.soho-ergonomics.com for more details.
This is something that is widely discussed in the media and we at zoinomics are determined to immunise the population from 'the sitting disease' - one person at a time.
If sitting is bad, should you stand all day? A study by the Cochrane database looked at all the evidence for sit-stand desks and to generalise the following is probably true: if you have chronic back pain, you will use these lots and get some benefit. If you have minor back pain or no pain, you simply won't use them very much!
Has your physio told you you should sit on a swiss ball or other unstable surface to improve your 'core stability'. Does this work? Does it make sense? Is there a downside? See the blog section for our opinion on this.
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